Over the weekend, skeletal remains were discovered on Tidewater Road off Highway 501 in Horry County. The mother of Brittanee Drexel is wondering if this is the resolution she has been seeking.
On Monday afternoon, Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed to WPDE NewsChannel 15 that the remains found are human and that they will first be sent to an anthropologist in Charleston to determine the gender and then they will be sent to a lab in Texas to determine the identity.
Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared on spring break in Myrtle Beach in 2009 has been one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in Horry County, and her mother, Dawn Drexel, has been looking for answers since she disappeared.
This past weekend Dawn Drexel received a call from law enforcement. "She had said that they had found some skeletal remains and it does, it to me, it kind of puts a pit in your stomach, you know, could this be it," Dawn Drexel said.
The remains were found on Saturday in a wooded area off of Tidewater Road in Horry County.
"They've always told me that I have to come to terms with the possibility that she might be deceased but as a parent, how do you prepare yourself for that?", Drexel added.
Brittanee Drexel was 17 years old when she disappeared on April 25th, 2009.
The search for Brittanee never stopped, but Dawn is aware that another chapter of her daughters case could be closed if the remains do come back as her daughters.
"It's not closure, it's a resolution. I don't think you could ever get closure especially when you have a loss of your child."